Ensuring business continuity - PRISMA-BACKUP
PRISMA-BACKUP is designed to help ANSPs boost safety and ensure business continuity. The solution can be used to extend an existing ATM automation system with contingency and fall-back capabilities, with the ability to take over operations seamlessly during planned or unplanned outages of the primary system. Additionally, PRISMA-BACKUP provides virtual-centre capabilities that enable ANSPs to achieve location-independent operations whereby any controller can control any flight from any site.
By creating a backup ACC system that is dissimilar from the main ACC, ANSPs can increase their resilience and reduce the probability of ATC Zero. PRISMA-BACKUP includes interfaces for the exchange of flight and flow data, as well as surveillance data, between the primary and the backup systems for a seamless transition to contingency operations. The modular nature of the system and its support for deployment and reconfiguration in the cloud enable ANSPs to give their backup system a second mission within the ATC infrastructure. The configurability of PRISMA’s user interfaces means they can be made to look and feel as similar as possible to the primary ATM, facilitating their acceptance by controllers.